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The Good House - A Novel

Ann Leary

"Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy's tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering."-People magazine A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial-about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she's known all her life Ann Leary's The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place-"if they invite you over for dinner, and it's not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life"-and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. As if battling her demons wasn't enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There's a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire-and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that's as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good.

"Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy's tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering."-People magazine A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial-about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she's known all her life Ann Leary's The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place-"if they invite you over for dinner, and it's not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life"-and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. As if battling her demons wasn't enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There's a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire-and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that's as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good.
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"Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy's tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering."-People magazine A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial-about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she's known all her life Ann Leary's The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place-"if they invite you over for dinner, and it's not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life"-and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. As if battling her demons wasn't enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There's a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire-and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that's as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Beth Hurt

Length:

10h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

57:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

55:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:50